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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published by Mills & Company in 1883.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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JOSEPH B. OVERSTREET, liveryman, Webb City, was born in Macoupin county, Ill., Nov. 10, 1837, and is the son of Leroy and Carrie Overstreet. Leroy was a native of Kentucky, born in 1812, and Mrs. O. was a native of Tennessee. The subject of this sketch was raised and educated in his native county, and came to Barton county, Mo., in 1872, and from there to Jasper county, in 1877. In Barton county he engaged in farming and stock-raising, and when he came to Webb City he engaged in the livery business, which he still follows. He was married the second time Dec. 7, 1864, to Miss Agnes Lofton, a native of Illinois. They have two children: Carrie L. and Elsie M. His first wife was Miss Marina McDaniels, of Ill. She died in 1861. By this marriage he has one child, now Mrs. David Brinkley, of Columbus, Kas. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. and is in polities a Democrat.

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